Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Arjun Tendulkar picked up 4 wickets against Hyderabad, bowling 17 dot balls in his 4-over spell. The left-arm pacer dismissed his Mumbai Indians teammate Tilak Verma in Jaipur on Friday, October 14.
Arjun Tendulkar shone for Goa against Hyderabad in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2022 (Courtesy: Mumbai Indians)
By India Today Web Desk: Son of legendary India batter Sachin Tendulkar, Arjun shone for Goa in a Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy match for Goa against Hyderabad at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Friday, October 14. Arjun picked up his career-best T20I figures of 4 for 10 in the group stage match against a power-packed Hyderabad side.
Arjun Tendulkar bowled a maiden and conceded just 10 runs in his 4-over spell for Goa, for whom he switched ahead of the start of the domestic season from Mumbai. Arjun picked up the wicket of half-centurion and his Mumbai Indians teammate Tilak Verma even as Hyderabad managed to post 177 for 6 in their quota of 20 overs.
Arjun gave away just one run in his first over and bowled a maiden in his 3rd over. He picked up 2 wickets while returning to bowl an over at the death. Arjun’s victims included Tilak, wicketkeeper Prateek Reddy, Buddhi Rahul, and T Ravi Teja. Arjun bowled 17 dot balls in his 4-over spell and kept the likes of Tilak and Prateek quiet.
Arjun did not pick up a wicket in his first Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy match for Goa against Tripura on October 11. However, he picked up 2 wickets and gave away 20 runs in Goa’s second match against Manipur on the following day in Jaipur. On Friday, Hyderabad rode on Tanmay Agarwal, their captain’s 41-ball 55, and Tilak’s 46-ball 62 to post 177.
Notably, Arjun Tendulkar was spotted training with Yuvraj Singh’s father Yogaraj in the lead-up to the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
Arjun shifted to Goa, eyeing more competitive action at the domestic level. The left-arm fast bowler had played only 2 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy matches in the 2020-21 season for Mumbai. Arjun played two ‘Tests’ for the India U-19 against Sri Lanka, three summers back and featured in the list of probables for Mumbai for the white ball leg of the domestic season in 2022. However, Arjun was not considered for the senior domestic tournaments.
GOA Cricket Association president Suraj Lotlikar said the state body invited Arjun Tendulkar to be part of the team for the domestic season. Arjun has already played 3 matches for Goa in the domestic T20 competition.